04 janvier 2018

A rare carved ‘Cizhou’ ‘peony’ jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 219. A rare carved ‘Cizhou’ ‘peony’ jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000. Lot sold 290,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys. the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short neck, deeply carved through the creamy-white slip into the straw-coloured ware with a wide band of peony blooms borne on undulating leafy stems, all below overlapping pendent lappets around the shoulder, applied overall with a thin ivory glaze, the interior glazed dark... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2016

A ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato black-glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 651. A ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato black-glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 40,000 HKD. photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a pear-shaped form and flared mouthrim, carved through a rich dark brown glaze to the reddish brown body beneath with a broad band of vegetal scrolls and archaistic leiwen encircling the shoulder; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
08 juin 2016

A ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato ‘floral’ meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 620. A ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato ‘floral’ meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 81,250 HKD. photo: Sotheby's. the tapered body resting on a slightly splayed foot and surmounted by a short neck bordered with a flange, the upper body carved through the layer of brown slip to the buff body beneath with two friezes of meandering scrollwork, the lower with stylised petals, the base inscribed with two characters reading Chen Yi; 25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2016

A ‘Cizhou’ white-glazed jar and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 219. A ‘Cizhou’ white-glazed jar and cover, Song dynasty. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,554 - 3,831 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the pinkish-buff body, the domed lotus cover with broad everted rim and surmounted by a short stalk knop. Quantity: 2 - 13 cm, 5 1/8 in.  Provenance: Thomax Collection Exhibited: Kinesisk Keramik,... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2016

A ‘Cizhou’ white-glazed sgraffiato jar, Song dynasty

Lot 211. A ‘Cizhou’ white-glazed sgraffiato jar, Song dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,386 - 8,940 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a wide neck with lipped rim, boldly carved with a floral scroll between lappet bands, all reserved on a ring-punched ground, covered overall in a creamy-ivory glaze stopping just above the foot revealing the grey body; 15.6 cm, 6 1/8 in. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London, 2008. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2016

Exquisite objects from private hands lead Chinese Art Sale in London on 11 May

Lot 65. A Rare Gilt-Bronze Figure of Kapaladhara Hevajra, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century, 23cm. Estimate: £150,000-200,000 / HK$1,680,000-2,240,000. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 11 May in London, Sotheby’s will bring to the market an exquisite selection of Chinese objects previously held in private hands. Featuring fine jades from an English private collection, early ceramics from Japanese collections, Chinese furniture from a European private collection, jades from the Fleischer collection, ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A ‘Cizhou’ 'melon' jar, Five Dynasties-Song dynasty

Lot 7, A ‘Cizhou’ 'melon' jar, Five Dynasties-Song dynasty. Estimate HK$8,000 — 10,000 (€936 - 1,169). Lot sold 187,500 HKD (21,167 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the compressed globular body divided into fourteen lobes, rising from a knife-pared splayed foot to a waisted neck with flared rim, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze stopping neatly above the foot to reveal the buff-coloured body- 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 22nd January 1963, lot 19... [Lire la suite]